Toshiba Satellite - issue w/NVIDIA GeForce4 display adapter (driver nv4_disp stuck infinite loop)
Posted on 2005-04-19
I have a Win XP Toshiba Satellite 5105-S501 with display adapter NVIDIA GeForce4 440 Go. Intermittently, the display goes haywire, the laptop freezes and it then restarts into Safe Mode. Here are the Event Properies:
"The driver nv4_disp for the display device \Device\Video0 got stuck in an infinite loop. This usually indicates a problem with the device itself or with the device driver programming the hardware incorrectly. Please check with your hardware device vendor for any driver updates."
The driver version installed is 18.104.22.168. This appears to be the latest driver available at the Toshiba web site. I tried installing driver 71.89 from the nvidia web site but the installation said there was no compatible hardware. According to the Readme file, this is a compatible driver but I couldn't install it.
I have also tried turning off Hardware acceleration but that hasn't prevented the problem from recurring.
Any additional ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.